Thursday, July 31, 2014

NASL flags

My bit of heraldic knowledge makes me stare at soccer team logos and scratch my head. Many teams use shields, but they wrap so much stuff around and across the shield, that it's clear they don't mean the shield to actually stand alone.

So I thought to make them stand alone.

What follows is a compilation of NASL team armorial banners, which are flags based strictly on the coat of arms, which is what's on the shield. Except, though, that I deleted the words.

For the teams without shields (thanks be to them) or a circle logo that I could pretend was a shield, I just put their logo on a plain background, but deleted the non-stylized words. I had to keep the word for the Rowdies, otherwise it would be an exceedingly boring flag.


Jacksonville Armada:


New York Cosmos:

Puerto Rico:

Atlanta Silverbacks (last season 2015):

Carolina RailHawks (rebranded in 2016):

Edmonton (last season 2017):

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (last season 2016):

Indy Eleven (last season 2017):

Minnesota United (last season 2016):

North Carolina (last season 2017):

Rayo Oklahoma City (last season 2016):

Ottawa Fury (last season 2016):

San Antonio Scorpions (last season 2015):

San Francisco Deltas (last season 2017):

Tampa Bay Rowdies (last season 2016):

Soccer balls!